Literary Terms (Gymnasium 2)
Key Literary Terms and Concepts that you must know.
Terms in this set (35)
the repeated use of a consonant sound at the beginning of words, much like a tongue twister.
the repeated use of vowel sounds that is used to form rhyme.
an interruption of the action to go back in time and show something that happened earlier
hints that an author gives of what will happen later on in a story
a description that appeals to one or more of the five senses
The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous effect.
a comparison of two different things WITHOUT using like or as
the feeling that a story creates for the readers; what the readers are expected to feel as they read
use of words that imitate sounds. ex) buzz, bang, whir, crack
the giving of human qualities or traits to an object or animal
the story is told from the perspective of one of the characters. ( I, me, we, etc.)
story is told from outside person (no personal pronouns)
the repeated use of sounds, words, or phrases, usually for emphasis
The ordered pattern of rhymes, usually of a poem.
a comparison of two different things using LIKE or AS
a group of lines in a poem
1) The use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.
2) Symbolic meaning attributed to natural objects or facts.
the message of a story
the most suspenseful point in the novel or the major turning point in a plot
character in a story that is constantly changing and developing
character in a story that doesn't change or develop
excessive pride and self-confidence
the repetition of consonant sounds in the middle or at the end of words. e.g.: fall, swell.
a group of stressed and / or unstressed syllables that form the basic unit of rhythm in a poem
a line of poetry
the style of continuing a sentence from one line to the next without a pause
poetry that has neither rhyme nor consistent metre
poetry that has a consistent metre but no rhyme scheme
lines of poetry that have words that sound similar but do not entirely rhyme
a rhyme in which two words are spelled similarly, pronounced differently, but due to poetic license have been adapted to rhyme entirely.
a fourteen-line poem in iambic pentameter, containing three quatrains and a heroic couplet. (Or an octave and a sextet).
two lines of rhyming verse, usually at the end of a sonnet, which tend to be 'closed' (there is no enjambement between the lines), self-contained, and conclude the poem.
a thing or concept is not called by its own name,by the name of something intimately associated with that thing or concept.
when a term for a part of something is used to refer to the whole of something, or vice-versa.
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